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Marzipan pig

The marzipan pig is a traditional German and Scandinavian confectionery consisting of marzipan shaped as a pig.

During Jul, a tradition is to eat porridge known as Risalamande; a single almond is hidden in the porridge. Whoever finds the almond receives a marzipan pig as a prize.

In Germany, marzipan pigs are given at New Year's for good luck (Glücksschwein).

In popular culture

The Marzipan Pig (1986, ISBN 0-374-34859-6) is a children's book by Russell Hoban. The story was filmed as one of the HBO Storybook Musicals. It was also on the list of programs broadcast by ABC Television.

Posankka is a hybrid marzipan pig–rubber ducky statue in Turku, Finland near the University of Turku.

References

Marzipan pig Wikipedia


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